Tucson Fireworks 2015

This article authored by: Catherine Hallberg


One of the most fun things about the 4th of July is the fireworks displays. Not only are the beautiful bursts of color in the night sky glorious to see, but they remind us of how special it is to be an American.

Tucson is fortunate to have several locations from which to enjoy these showy displays. Depending on how far you are willing to drive, you have a selection to choose from.

On Friday the 3rd, the AVA Amphitheater at 5655 Valencia Rd offers free fireworks starting at 8:30pm. Come at 7:00pm to get a good seat.

On the 4th the Starr Pass Marriott features a Summer Spa Soiree at Starr Pass. For $60 you get VIP balcony seating, mini spa treatment,  hor d’oeuvres, dessert, 1 free sangria and a cash bar. This event runs from 7:00-10:00pm and is for adults only. 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Mt. Lemmon is hosting a parade and concert beginning at 10:45am with a concert by the Tucson Concert Band. At noon there’s a parade through Sabino Canyon Parkway which opens with a flyover of the 162nd Airborne Division from Davis-Monthan Base. Running from 10:45am-12:45pm, this free event is open to all ages. Call 520-749-9233 for details.

For you sports fans, watch the soccer match between FC Tucson and Albuquerque Sol F.C. at 7:30 pm at Kino North Stadium on 2500 Ajo Way. Fireworks follow the game.

Oro Valley is presenting their own 4th of July celebration at James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia. Family-friendly activities include: live music, special performances, t-shirt tie dying, patriotic crafts, jumping castles, a rock climbing wall and of course, fireworks provided by the Hilton El Conquistador Resort. Food will be available for purchase from various food trucks and the CDO Little League Snack Bar. Events start at 5:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm.

The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador is also having their own annual BBQ, concert and fireworks extravaganza. This event begins at 6:00pm with the fireworks at 9:00pm. Tickets are $20-$49. 10000 N. Oracle Rd.

Marana is offering at Star Spangled Celebrat at the Crossroads at Silverbell Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Rd. This free event runs from 5:00pm-9:00pm with fireworks at 9:00pm.

Downtown, there’s the Food in the Streets Lights in the Sky at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento. Parking is $5 and there will be food trucks on hand. Great place to watch the A Mountain fireworks. This free event begins at 5:00pm.

Of course, it wouldn’t be the 4th of July without the annual A Mountain fireworks. This big display can be viewed from many points in Tucson, but if you want to celebrate there will be events, entertainment, food and beer in the Tucson Community Center parking lot beginning at 7:00pm.

So if you are looking to celebrate the 239th birthday of the US, eat and watch fireworks there are plenty of venues to choose from.

Stay safe & have fun!!

Catherine Hallberg

Rob and Catherine Hallberg are Associate Brokers with Long Realty, a Berkshire-Hathaway Affiliate and Southern Arizona’s largest Brokerage. Since 2008, they have been ranked in the top 5% to 8% of all U.S. REALTORS®. Send Rob and Catherine an email  for a fast response to your questions; for an even faster response, Call (520) 407-8667.


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